[SOLVED] Windows 7 folder live icons have stopped working UPDATE: The exact reason why the system stopped using the special folder icons is unknown, I suspect it might be theme related. Never the less, please see second post which includes a solution(s) and also a guide. ===================================================================== Hey, I'm trying to use some custom icons for all my Explorer folders. However when I do, I lose the function or ability to preview the folders. I figured this out once before, and have now forgotten. The top icon of the below picture, is what the Explorer folders currently look like. The preview works, but the icon is wrong. The bottom icon is the green custom I want(though the larger size obviously) however there's no preview. I am aware of something called 'open, closed, front and back' folders but it seems more advanced than just selecting an icon from the System32 directory(or wherever for that matter). I have heard of icon packagers, but I'd rather not install anything extra for this if possible. Additionally, I think it was a part of a theme. I know you can allow a theme to change desktop icons, but what about Explorer icons? The theme I had then, is the one I have now, but something has changed!